The material covered in the courses of study is directly applicable to real life situations
I am writing this letter to thank you and your entire MCAA staff for providing the Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) program to those desiring to continue their education in this area and improve their ability to relate positively to today’s modern athlete. I thoroughly enjoyed the curriculum and gained great insight as to how better to reach athletes and assist them in achieving their full potential on and off the field of play. The program requires one to become very introspective with regards to one’s coaching processes and continually reevaluate and revise the methods used in developing young people for competition on the field and in life. The material covered in the courses of study is directly applicable to real life situations and can be used immediately to improve oneself as a coach and a person.
The MCAA staff is second to none and I would recommend that anyone looking to improve their coaching acumen and athlete/coach relationships to enroll and pursue the program at Concordia University. Every one I dealt with from advisors to online assistance personnel was knowledgeable and helpful in guiding me through the program. The online aspect of the program, though challenging at times, is very user friendly and provides no excuses for not being successful in the program.
In the future, if I can ever be of service to you or your staff feel please free to contact me. I am proud to be an Eagle for life and look forward to impacting the lives of those that I coach and mentor in a more positive and confident manner due to the knowledge gained from the MCAA program."
San Francisco 49ers
Varsity Football Coach – Coronado High School Henderson, NV
Since graduating I have become an Assistant Athletic Director
“In 2011 I embarked on a journey with Concordia University, which has become one of the pivotal points of my life. Since graduating I have become an Assistant Athletic Director. The knowledge I have gained from this program I will carry with me always. The professors are invaluable; the class work is prevalent to real-life situations. I could not have picked a better university. I was able to work full time, coach, and continue my education. Thank you for the knowledge, the lessons, the experience, and knowing I will have always have a home in Concordia University. “
The MCAA program has challenged me to develop my own philosophies on leadership
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the School of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University Irvine for presenting me with the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. It is through the knowledge and expertise of the instructors within the program…as well as the guidance of my Academic Advisor…and Portfolio Advisor…that I have been able to broaden my understanding of successful leadership and management strategies in the athletic setting. “
“The MCAA program has challenged me to develop my own philosophies on leadership and has furthermore shown me the importance of having a formal plan of action in place.”
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Concordia University Irvine, Irvine, California
It has been great to be part of an informative program
“It has been great to be part of an informative program that instills the
education needed to be successful in life and leadership.”
- Andrea Aguilar, Chula Vista, CA
I have learned and evolved as a coach this past year
“I would like to express my gratitude to the entire faculty/staff and other institutional members involved in the Concordia University Irvine’s Graduate School for Coaching and Athletic Administration. Dr. Dan Burch, Walt Herd, Dr. Ken Mangels, Gilbert Ramirez, Mike Reardon, Matt Ruiz, and Chelsea O’Hara all deserve special thanks in particular because I had the pleasure of working with them throughout this graduate program and it is because of their expertise and knowledge that I have learned and evolved as a coach this past year.”
Head Men and Women’s Tennis Coach at Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas